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Corrupted the software

I have corrupted my garmin 660 trtying to load maps. is there anyone who can repair these ?

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    SHARCNET-USA May 11, 2010

    Do you mean after installing a new map? Please provide more info please.



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Mine only works when its not plugged into the power in the car, when plugged in, a pc appears on the screen

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It depends on how the files were corrupted. If the source of the corruption is not physical or magnetic damage to the memory chip where the software is stored, you should be able to reinstall the operating system software and the new maps right from your own PC.

First I would recommend going to the Nuvi 660 page in the Garmin website, look for the link to "downloads and updates", and download the most recent software update. The update is free.

Once you have done that, try reinstalling your maps. You can only load Garmin maps into your Nuvi.

If you are in the US and your memory storage is not damaged, I can update your GPS and install the map for you if you prefer.

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